ICAS 12 Conference Proceedings available in Open Access

13 June 2022

The twelfth edition of the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) was held from 24 to 28 August 2021. A selection of articles presented at ICAS 12 can now be accessed online in the Amsterdam University Press Conference Proceedings Series.

ICAS is a global space where Asia scholars and social and cultural actors from all over the world engage in dialogues on Asia that transcend boundaries between academic disciplines and geographic regions.

The special focus of ICAS 12 was ‘Crafting a Global Future.’ Presentations at the conference involved topics from all Asian Studies disciplines in the broadest possible sense. Due to the global circumstances, ICAS 12 manifested its theme in a dynamic virtual form. Unlike the previous editions, which were hosted in different countries together with local partners, ICAS 12 was organized for the first time entirely online by the ICAS Secretariat in Leiden in partnership with Kyoto Seika University, Japan.

The ICAS Conference Proceedings is doubtlessly a mere excerpt of the richness and diversity of ICAS 12. These 94 articles represent the newest advancements in the field of Asian Studies. They depict ongoing research on the themes of Arts, Economy, Development and Urbanization, Education and Knowledge, Environment and Climate Change, Gender and Diversity, Heritage and Culture, History, Language and Literature, Media and the Digital Age, Migration and Diasporas, Philosophy, Region and Beliefs, Politics and International Relations, and Society and Identity.

Check out the ICAS 12 Conference Proceedings via our website www.icas.asia.